Biological Agents

Curated by Christa Donner and Andrew Yang

Exhibition Checklist

Brandon Ballengée
DFB 31, Arcás, 2008
Unique IRIS print on watercolor paper
Scanner photograph of cleared and stained multi-limbed Pacific tree frog from Aptos, California in scientific collaboration with Dr. Stanley K. Sessions
MALAMP titles in collaboration with the poet KuyDelair

DFB 42, Êléktra Ozomèn, 2008
Unique IRIS print on watercolor paper
Scanner photograph of cleared and stained multi-limbed Pacific tree frog from Aptos, California in scientific collaboration with Dr. Stanley K. Sessions
MALAMP titles in collaboration with the poet KuyDelair.

DFB 45, Arès, 2008
Unique IRIS print on watercolor paper
Scanner photograph of cleared and stained multi-limbed Pacific tree frog from Aptos, California in scientific collaboration with Dr. Stanley K. Sessions
MALAMP titles in collaboration with the poet KuyDelair.

Styx: Chicago Variation, 2008
Sculptural installation with deformed, cleared, and stained European toads (Bufo bufo) and a Common Frog (Rana temporaria) collected in Yorkshire, England. Field research commissioned by the Arts Catalyst, London and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, England. In scientific collaboration with Richard Sunter, The Yorkshire Naturalist League and chemical preparations with Stanley K. Sessions, Hartwick College, Biology Department
MALAMP titles in collaboration with the poet KuyDelair.

Malamp UK, 2007–2008
DVD, estimated running time 7:00 min.
Commissioned by the Arts Catalyst, London
Courtesy the artist and Archibald Arts, New York

Caitlin Berrigan
Tea Party to Befriend a Virus, 2006–08
For the opening-night performance, Berrigan serves dandelion root tea and shares her handmade “Viral Confections” with visitors in exchange for personal dialogue about the prevalent and under-represented hepatitis C epidemic

Viral Shelter (Part of the series: Sentimental Objects in Attempts to Befriend a Virus), 2007–2008
Geodesic dome built after the protein structure of the hepatitis C virus
Wood, brass, organza

Viral Confections (Part of the series: Sentimental Objects in Attempts to Befriend a Virus), 2006–2007
Chocolates cast from a rapid prototype of a 3D cryo-electron micrograph of the hepatitis C viral capsid

Letter to a Virus, 2007
Offset brochure

Natalie Jeremijenko
Keeping TaBs, 2008
Inkjet prints, clipboards, tadpoles, aquariums

Coyote: I love Chicago and Chicago loves me, 2008
Inkjet prints, clipboards, pigmented ink on wall

Peace Declaration for Pigeons, 2006–08
Inkjet prints, clipboards, electronics, injection-molded plastic

Temporary Travel Office
Invasive Irrigation Kits
Inkjet prints, mustard seeds, plastic containers, thumbtacks